Emergency services responded to a rollover on Highway 53 east of Ponoka near Range Road 242 Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. A male driver travelling westbound had to use evasive action to avoid colliding with a westbound trailer that broke off of a commercial truck and entered the centre lane.
The SUV then rolled several times with a male driver, female passenger and a two-year-old child. Police believe there were only minor injuries in the rollover and they attribute a properly placed and properly sized car seat helped prevent serious injuries to the child. The collision is still under investigation.
Police are on the lookout for several Caucasian youths who have been seen driving on the 4500 block of 37 Street Aug. 13. The youths were seen entering vehicles and driving with the headlights off on the street. One of the vehicles entered belongs to a volunteer firefighter a green “fireball,” which is used to warn motorists and pedestrians they are en route to an emergency call was stolen.
It is believed the culprits were in an older car with blue or grey colours and the driver was wearing glasses.
Drunk enters bar with a bar
Police were called Aug. 12 at 1 a.m. because a man came out of a downtown bar, hit a woman and attempted to re-enter the building and fight with a patron while holding a steel bar in his hands. He was turned away by staff and left in a Chevy truck. RCMP are looking for the culprit.
Ambulance calls 911
The Ponoka Integrated Traffic Service assisted an ambulance travelling on Highway 2 Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. The driver of the ambulance saw a gold Honda Pilot following approximately two to three car lengths behind it, when he called 911 for assistance.
The driver was stopped by the integrated traffic unit near Gee Road and clocked at 142 km/h. The 26-year-old man from Edmonton was charged with speeding and unauthorized following of an emergency vehicle.
Group dines and dashes
A group of five or more suspects are wanted for a dine and dash Aug. 6 at 10 p.m. at a local restaurant. The individuals walked away without paying for $184.96 worth of dinner. A security camera has footage of the individuals.
Hit and runs
The owner of a 2011 white Nissan Versa had some paint peeled off and a headlight broken after what appears to be a large grey truck had backed into it Aug. 7 between 9 and 9:40 p.m. Ponoka RCMP are looking for suspects.
On Aug. 12 at 2:45 p.m. a white Dodge 4×4 with a topper did not stay at the scene after it collided with a parked 2005 Sebring. There was damage to the tire and driver’s side area of the Sebring. A license plate was supplied to police who located the owner. He admitted to leaving the scene but claimed he did not know if his vehicle caused the damage. He was charged with hit and run.
Email scam to resident
A Ponoka resident called police about a message received on Facebook saying they won $50,000 Aug. 10. The requirement to win the money was to pay a shipping fee for insurance of the winnings. No money was sent and police believe this was a fraud request.
Woman punched man
Police responded to a call of a 37-year-old Ponoka woman who punched her male partner in the face Aug. 10 at 2:30 a.m. She was arrested and charged with assault.
If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.